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File:WFS rc04562.jpg|thumb|right|225px|West Florida Seminary main building, c. 1880. Built in 1854 as the Florida Institute. This building was replaced with College Hall in 1891. The Westcott Building now stands on this site - the oldest site of higher education in Florida The '''history of Florida State University''' dates to the 19th century and is deeply intertwined with the history of education in Florida|education in the state of Florida and in the city of Tallahassee, Florida|Tallahassee. Florida State University, known colloquially as Florida State and FSU, is one of the oldest and largest of the institutions in the State University System of Florida. It traces its origins to the West Florida Seminary, one of two state-funded seminaries the Florida Legislature voted to establish in 1851. The West Florida Seminary, also known as the Florida State Seminary, opened for...
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